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Anchor Bar

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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Birth of the Buffalo Wing

Established in 1935 at 1047 Main Street in Buffalo location where it still stands today. This Buffalo staple was born one night in 1961 when Dominic Bellissimo was working at the bar. Late that evening, a group of Dominic’s friends arrived with appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sandra D
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Wheaton, Maryland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Buffalo for a business trip, I knew I had to go to the original Anchor Bar and get some wings. It's a kitschy place with tons of hanging license plates, as well as some hanging motorcycles, when you walk in. The walls have old photographs signed by celebrities. The paper menus are well worn; my pages were barely connected... More 

Thank TornCalfGuy
Valley Stream, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So, the debate in buffalo is whether Duff's or Anchor bar has the best wings. I am not a wing fan so my opinion isn't all that helpful. I will say though, most wing enthusiasts enjoy Duff's more but I will try both. Anchor bar is where the buffalo wing originated and Duff's is apparently where they mastered it. I... More 

Thank awesomemike
Franklin, Tennessee
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to the Anchor Bar and had chicken wings... they are they home of the wings, right? They were ok... I have had better such as at Duff's in Orchard Park or Amherst. If you are in Buffalo, check them out but if you can drive a little to Amherst or Orchard Park, you will find that Duff's are... More 

Thank Lisa W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Established in 1935 at 1047 Main Street in Buffalo location where it still stands today. This Buffalo staple was born one night in 1961 when Dominic Bellissimo was working at the bar. Late that evening, a group of Dominic’s friends arrived with appetites. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. She decided to deep... More 

Thank Sandra D
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here for the experience and they did not disappoint me. We ordered their famous wings and enjoyed everyone of them. Friendly service, fun atmosphere, nice gift shop. Of course I had to take home some sauce and t-shirts.

Thank Sandiegoscout
Welland, Canada
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These guys invented the chicken wing and apparently perfected it as well! Amazing pizza and wings! Please go to this place!!

Thank Lucas S
Buffalo, New York
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sure, get home of the chicken wing but order a double and ask for them done half hot and half mild and they won't do it... Say you need to order 2 single orders instead of 1 double order. No where else in Buffalo does this! Wings are so so and many places do them much better. Keep looking...

Thank Jeepin4us
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Whenever we visit Buffalo a trip to The Anchor Bar is a must-do. Although famous for their wings, they have an extensive menu including local favorites Beef on Weck (generous portion of thinly sliced roast beef on a Kimmelweck bun) and Grilled Bologna Steak. Had the Beef on Weck and Wings this time, and both were very good. Crispy fries... More 

Thank Mark_n_Dale
Amherst, NY
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to Anchor Bar for years. Have been to the downtown Buffalo location and the Buffalo/Niagara airport location. This review is for the downtown Buffalo location. These wings are not only from the original birthplace of the chicken wing, but they are prepared in the best way. Buffalo is known for the best wings in the world but you... More 

Thank valerie135
Whitman, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a big fan of buffalo seasoning but heard good things about the Anchor Bar. In a word, best buffalo wings my wife & I have ever tasted. Typical family style bar/pub, friendly people and good food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-884-4083

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?